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American Civil War
War of Northern Aggression
Begun July 1, 1863
Ended July 4, 1863
Army of the Potomac
Commander MGEN George Gordon Meade
Army of Northern Virginia
Commander GEN Robert E. Lee

The Battle of Gettysburg took place during the American Civil War from July 1st to July 4th 1863. The Union commander of the Army of the Potomac was General Meade and the Confederate general was Robert E. Lee. The battle ended with a Union victory and heavy casualties on both sides. The battle was the last attempt of the Confederates to attack Northern ground. It was considered the turning point or "High Tide" of the Civil war. Months after the battle, President Lincoln came to the Pennsylvania town and issued his famous "Gettysburg Address". Famous minor battles that it included were: Pickett's Charge, The battle of Little Round Top, and The Battle for Cemetery Ridge.